• A Planting Strategy has been developed by partners that outlines priority planting areas for the next three years, such as riparian protection, slope stabilization, roadside erosion control, windbreak, and institutional/homestead. Selected sites were approved by the CiCs, and coordinated efforts were made to avoid overlaps between partners, under the umbrella of Site Management Sector.
• A planting Kick-Off will take place on 26 June in Camp 4 Extension to mark the start of coordinated planting activities for this year.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
As Prepared for Delivery
Excellency Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc
Excellency Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh
Excellency Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung
Ho Chi Minh City Party Secretary Nguyen Thien Nhan
Ministers and leaders of central ministries and agencies
Provincial Party Secretaries and Chairmen of Mekong Delta provinces, and Can Tho
Ambassadors, Development Partners, representatives of the diplomatic corps
Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen
ADPC published its Annual Report 2018 that provides a summary of our contributions to build the capacities of governments and communities in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate resilience (CR) across Asia and the Pacific.
The report highlights ADPC's efforts in supporting 21 countries to build their DRR systems, institutional mechanisms and capacities to become resilient to numerous hazards throughout 2018. In 2018, ADPC's capacity building initiatives reached over 6,000 people through 51 projects and 135 events implemented with support from 129 partners.
LES POINTS MARQUANTS
En raison de leur taille et de leur situation géographique, les petits États insulaires en développement (PEID) sont particulièrement vulnérables aux catastrophes naturelles. Le changement climatique exacerbe la situation en provoquant des phénomènes météorologiques plus intenses et plus fréquents.
The World Meteorological Organization’s ruling conference has endorsed a package of measures to strengthen early warnings against hazards like floods and tropical cyclones and to ensure that these become part and parcel of humanitarian operations.
It decided to spur work on a Global Multi-hazard Alert System that would pool information from national and regional systems that already exist or are being planned and endorsed efforts to boost impact-based services, which focus on what the weather will do rather than purely what the weather will be.
The Words into Action (WiA) guidelines are designed to provide practical guidance on disaster risk reduction topics. The present guidelines are designed to support countries in developing a national disaster risk reduction strategy that is aligned with the Sendai Framework.
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (Sendai Framework) charts the global course on disaster risk reduction (DRR) matters over the next 15 years. It defines a set of targets and indicators to monitor progress and achievement nationwide and locally. Specifically, Target (E) calls to “substantially increase the number of countries with national and local disaster risk reduction strategies”.
Forced displacement is one of the most common and immediate impacts of disasters. Facilitating people’s movement to avoid their exposure to life-threatening situations via evacuations or planned relocations is one of the most effective ways of reducing mortality and injury. Having to flee one’s home, however, particularly when return is not possible for an extended period, tends to increase humanitarian needs and expose people to other significant risks linked to their displacement.
Port of Spain – The growing frequency and intensity of tropical storms and other natural disasters have pushed Caribbean countries to prioritise their response planning. Tackling the challenges of human mobility in the context of disasters and climate change in the region has become a top concern.
This was the focus of a meeting in Trinidad and Tobago, where 18 Caribbean countries and territories and 12 international and regional organizations, as well as observers, gathered last week (6-7 June).
Due to their size and location, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are particularly vulnerable to climate risk.
When disaster strikes, damage to transport systems typically makes up a large share of overall losses, and is often one of the main obstacles to recovery.
The World Bank is answering the call with unprecedented support to the transport sector in small island states. A total of eight transport projects have been approved in SIDS over the last year, all of which include a resilience component.
WASHINGTON, 23 mai 2019 – Le Conseil des administrateurs de la Banque mondiale a approuvé aujourd’hui un crédit de l'Association internationale de développement (IDA)* d'un montant de 100 millions de dollars afin de soutenir les efforts entrepris par le Bénin pour réduire les risques d’inondation dans un certain nombre de zones de la ville de Cotonou et renforcer la gestion et les capacités municipales en matière de résilience urbaine.
WASHINGTON, May 23, 2019 – The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved an International Development Association (IDA)* credit of $100 million to support the government of Benin’s efforts to reduce flood risks in selected areas of Cotonou and strengthen urban resilience management and capacity at the city level.
Agriculture is the backbone of the economy in the United Republic of Tanzania. The sector contributes to about 30 percent of the gross domestic product, while supporting about 80 percent of rural livelihoods and producing about 95 percent of the country’s food requirements. However, small-scale production, which engages the majority of farmers and pastoralists, is vulnerable to natural as well as human-induced crises, which undermine their coping and adaptive capacity and well-being.
Human Rights Council
24 June–12 July 2019
Agenda items 2 and 3
Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner
for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the
High Commissioner and the Secretary-General
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil,
political, economic, social and cultural rights,
including the right to development
Nairobi, 27 May 2019 – During the first day of the inaugural UN-Habitat Assembly, Ministers met to discuss Infrastructure, Cities and Local Action: Mobilizing Commitments for the SG’s Climate Action Summit 2019.
Delegates focused on one of the nine tracks being discussed at the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit in September namely Infrastructure, Cities and Local Action, which is co-led by Kenya and Turkey with the support of UN-Habitat. This includes transport, buildings and climate resilience of the urban poor.
The increasing signs and impacts of climate change demand a much more focussed and integrated international response, the World Meteorological Congress was told today at the start of a session intended to sharpen action to meet the challenges.
Congress agenda includes better weather, climate, water and related services, public-private partnerships, observations and data exchange, research and capacity development
The World Meteorological Congress meets from 3 to 14 June to agree on future strategy and tools to help countries increase resilience to extreme weather, water, climate and other environmental shocks, to strengthen scientific observations and predictions and to close capacity gap.
According to the World Health Organization, every year, around 7 million people die prematurely from disease caused by air pollution. That is 800 people every hour, or 13 every minute, dying because of the dirty air they breathe. Approximately, 4 million of these deaths occur in the Asia-Pacific region.